Understanding The Longest U.S. War

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A young man walks pass a street of Qala-e-Walid neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The Afghan authorities found an Islamic State hideout packed with explosives in a poor western neighborhood of the capital where residents of the area say they rarely see a police patrol, and marauding bands of thieves makes it unsafe to be on the streets after dark. Massoud Hossaini/AP Photo  

The war in Afghanistan has stretched on for 16 years and across three presidential administrations. Why are we still in Afghanistan? Are we winning or losing — and is that even a question that applies to the situation? How is the Trump administration changing U.S. policy in Afghanistan? We talk to a former State Department official about the longest war in U.S. history.

Episode Credits

  • Glen Moberg Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Laurel Miller Guest